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stories that are

part danger,

part mayhem, &

all heart.

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Nice to meet you.

I'm

Frieda J. Downing

If you're looking for mostly sweet contemporary romance with a light-hearted touch, check out my

First Three Dates Matchmakers Series.

They're some of the messiest modern day fairy tales to ever stumble into their happily-ever-afters. 

If you like your romance a bit edgier with a dash of danger and mayhem, check out my H.O.T.T.I.E.S. series. Join the most unqualified, uniquely talented set of misfits to ever not-officially join the FBI.

They're the

Highly Outrageous Tactical Team for Infiltration, Extraction, and Sabotage,

and they're coming soon.

A delusional uncle. A conniving ex.
One hella sassy FBI team.
Sure.
This will all go according to plan...
The H.O.T.T.I.E.S. Series
Available now
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Thanks, and welcome to the Hotties!

A BIT ABOUT ME

Glad you stopped by. If you made it this far, well, we might as well get comfy and pull out the snacks. I'll start.

 

I write light hearted romance books because life is surprising, love is complicated, and sex, well, it can be dang funny.

I was born in a desert. I had a buffalo and a pig as pets. According to my extended relatives, I ran around naked all the time. Awesome. Not at all mortifying.  

 

Fast forward through some relocations, both good and hard times, and lessons learned. A lot like you, I imagine. 

 

Through those years, I discovered I wasn't the only one who seemed slightly...unusual. I decided to embrace what made me unique and ended up working with teens in the US and Europe. That's where I met Caesar's Ghost. No lie. He's not nearly as scary as he sounds. Poor fellow only has one eye and two legs. Oh, and he's a cat living at a B&B in Rome. 

I came home, married my best friend, and dove into the magnificent chaos of raising kids. My laundry is never caught up, I have a knack for blowing up appliances, and I write stories about love and chemistry and how beautifully awkward romance can be. 

Me to my hubby:
"Hey Ron, gimme a quote about love and romance."

Ron:
"Is this some kind of trick?"